Trouble the kitten loved Kay!

Kay with some of her grandkids!

Kay Stout Leadership Consulting

Homer enjoyed a cake treat after becoming the 5,000th dog delivered by the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) in Vinta, Oklahoma, to a new home in Colorado!

Kay Stout a distinguished non-profit executive director, recruiter and career coach, as well as a TV, radio and podcast talk show personality.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Career, Education and Volunteer Activities


  • Kay Stout Leadership Consulting
    Jan. 2002 – Present (19 years+)
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Coaches professionals through career decisions and leads them through strategic processes to maximize their efforts and realize their career potential. Provides outplacement consulting for mid-to upper-management professionals.
  • Executive Director
    PAAS Vinita
    Feb. 2014 – Dec. 2020 (6 years+)
    Vinita, Oklahoma
    Established “Rescue Hub ” in northeast Oklahoma, for shelter dogs from 15 municipal shelters. Dog and cat rescue shelter/transfer facility in northeastern Oklahoma. During Kay’s tenure, more than 6,000 dogs found their forever homes in Colorado. Major thanks to Dumb Friends League. The goal was a sustainable 90% live release rate for the municipal pound in Vinita, Oklahoma, and for rural partners shelters. Programs include low-cost spay/neuter clinics with more than 5,000 fixed in Dec. 2020.Programs included: Pet Overpopulation (POP), HSUS Pets for Life in Vinita and Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
  • Video – Kay’s “Pets for Life” interview.
Video – Kay’s “Pets for Life” interview.
  • Co-Host ICE (Ideas for a Challenging Economy)
    Host: Behind the Mike Show
    June 2009 – Feb. 2016 (6 years+)
    Kay and guests provided lively suggestions and provided career advice, feedback, suggestions.
  • Executive Director
    Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
    May 2011 – Oct. 2013 (2 years+)
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Provided oversight management of staff and facility. Worked with local shelters, humane society and foundations to increase awareness of adoptable cats and dogs, educate the public on the value of spay/neuter and raise funds to provide ongoing support of operation. Established collaborative relationships with rescues, shelters and the media.
  • Chairman, Speaker’s Bureau
    Oklahoma Prosperity Project
    Oct. 2010 – August 2011 (11 months)
    The Prosperity Project is a nonpartisan-election education service.
  • Executive Adviser
    Oklahoma Professional Search
    Jan. 2002 – 2010 (8 years)
    Provided career coaching for individuals. identified key strengths and developed individualized marketing plans. Established effective networking connections and coached interview-and-negotiation preparation.

Serving Now

  • Common Bonds
    Animal Welfare (Oklahoma)
    Executive Adviser
    Spay & Neuter
    Board Member
  • Villages
    Human-Animal Support Services
    Senior Citizens
    Transportation Group
When in doubt, call Kay Stout!


  • Board Member
    Civil Rights and Social Action
    YWCA, Oklahoma City, OK
    Jan. 1992 – Dec. 1996 (5 years)
  • Neighborhood Chairman
    Girl Scouts of the USA
    Sept. 1980 – Oct. 1987 (7 years+)
  • Board Member
    Human Rights
    Dale Rogers Training Center
    Sept. 1992 – Oct. 1996 (4 years+)
    Served during significant expansion of services and program expansion — important for financial stability.
  • Neighborhood Chairman
    Girl Scouts of the USA
    Sept. 1980 – Oct. 1987 (7 years+)
    Built up the Girl Scout program in Clinton, Oklahoma. Started with three troops (30 members) and grew it to 16 troops in three rural Oklahoma communities (300+ members).
  • Oklahoma State Committee of the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and the Reserves
    June 1993 -1996 (3 years)
    The Civil Rights and Social Action Liaison for National Guard and Reservists and their employers.
  • Rotary International, District 6110, Club # 2502
    Feb. 2015 – Present
  • Vinita Rotary Club
    Sept. 2014 – Present
    Member of Vinita Rotary Club. Past President of Northwest Rotary Club, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Kay Stout has also served on the boards of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Association, Oklahoma City Public Schools and the Oklahoma State Chamber Prosperity Project.

Kay Stout Honored by SMEI

Kay Stout was presented with the Sales & Marketing Executives International, Inc. Ken Arbuckle Fellow Award in 2004 for her work as the liaison with the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion staff for its annual awards dinner at the mansion.

Stout was presented with the award by Global Business Celebrity and Author Jeffrey Hayzlett, LinkedIn chair and CEO of the C-Suite Network and host of the C-Suite TV.

The Ken Arbuckle Fellow Award recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to SMEI.

The honor recognizes the dedication to promoting leadership and advancing educational opportunities among salespeople and marketers.

Kay in Music Group
A popular musician, Kay studied piano performance at the University of Wyoming.

Kay Stout will guide her clients on the best ways to lead a nonprofit organization.
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